New Jersey State Triathlon - 07.21 & 07.22.18

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Getting Race Day Ready - Part 1

Getting Race Day Ready – Part 1 

The Perfect 10 Race Day is still a little over a month away but its never too early to start thinking about getting race day ready!  There are a few rituals I have before every race to get me in right mindset to pound that pavement – Check out my favorite ways to get race day ready & feel free to share yours too! 

1 – War Paint - One of the first things I do during a big race week is paint my nails a dark color. It is sort of like putting on my war paint. It’s something I like to do to pamper myself and plus it’s a fun little reminder of any race day goals I have set for myself. My favorite dark polish is Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI.

2 – Wash my shoes. This might be weird, but I like  my shoes to be pretty on race day. I like them to look their whitest and brightest. After all the trail running and training they start to look a little rough, so I like to spiff them up a little bit pre-race!

3- Find all my Race Day Technology – I have a habit of misplacing all my important running gear that I depend on before a race, so now typically get all that together a few days {or weeks} prior and get in the habit of putting it in the same place every day.

Things I definitely need for a race include my Garmin, iPod, camera (as well as all the chargers that go along with them) - I have a tendency to loose things right before I need them so this is important to me. I don’t want to be rushing around looking for lost things right before I leave for a race! 

4- Just as important as getting all my technology together is getting the rest of the race day outfit together. I start thinking about what I am going to want to wear on race day & start to put aside any other race day necessities – running socks, Road ID, fuel, recovery socks, hat, sunglasses & anything else I think I may need.   I put everything I will need for the race aside early and know not to use it the rest of the week so everything is clean and fresh!

5 – Eat nutritious and delicious food- It’s always a good time to work on improving your diet, especially the few weeks leading up to a race. Good fueling is so important and it can really affect your performance and your mentality leading up to the big day. I try not to eat anything too new or crazy a few weeks out & really focus on whole fruits and veggies as much as possible - It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Getting Race Day Ready!

What are your favorite tips to get prepared for race day? Please share!

Leslie currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and her little dog.  She shares her adventures in healthy living in the city on her personal blog, And Her Little Dog Too